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Oakland Park : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 22, 2014
Randy and Vicki Biehl answered:
Contrary to some peoples belief that you can come to Florida and buy homes dirt cheap, I must say wrong, wrong, wrong. Our prices have been rising double digits annually for the last 3 years now. And since Florida is always going to be an attractive place to live and retire, don't except this trend to change anytime soon. ... more
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Sun Jan 5, 2014
Lila Henry answered:
Good Afternoon Ms. Sigmon,

The use of a real estate attorney is not mandatory. With that said, depending on how your contract is written, you may want to have the additional protection of getting a real estate attorney involved given that there are often times events that occur where you will want that representation. Although a real estate attorney can do the closing here, or a title company may have an attorney in their offices, they will merely address issues to the transaction as a whole, and not separately represent you. If you feel that you want the added protection and peace of mind, then it would be well worth the fee you would pay which can range somewhere between $500-$1000, as a flat fee. Good luck with your home sale.

Lila Lopez, CRS, CDPE, e-pro
RE/MAX Advance Realty
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
paulaalicea2 asked:
im looking for a low income apartment at leaes more or less$450. rent low apartment can climb stairs.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Dave Thomas answered:
Shopping and Dining is plentiful in Oakland Park. It's central location in Broward provides quick access to neighboring communities and cities like Fort Lauderdale for additional Shopping and Entertainment venues. Most areas of Oakland park are 10 Minutes from the beach and great dining. ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Dave Thomas answered:
Oakland park has been a Lovely place to live for my Family and myself. As a property owner and business owner in Oakland Park, I must say it is a great City to work in. Oakland Park is one opf the older cities in Broward with rich history marked by its historic buildings. Recent building on "Main Street" show promis to a lively business and community distrect. ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Dave Thomas answered:
As A Realtor & Property owner in Oakland Prk, I have observed pockets of marked upswing in property prices in the S Florida area in general. Some areas seem flat with pockets of up turned. I expect 2% this year as long as the dreaded REO - Foreclosure shadow invantory does not flood the market anytime soon. ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Gardeniapalms answered:
My opinion varies greatly from "Concerned Citizen" but I've only been living here about 10 years. My suggestion is that instead of relying on a stranger's opinion concerning the safety of Oakland Park, look for yourself at the folloiwng address:

Oakland Park outsourced their police department to the Broward Sherrif's Office and the supplied URL will take you right to the City Of Oakland Park's web site and page that contains current and historical maps of where the crimes in the city occurred and the type of crime committed. The City may publish the maps on their site but BSO develops them from their compliled data for a specific time frame As for the area I'm in, I have no problem going out at night for a walk but your comfort in an area is never a reason to let your guard down because no place is immune from crime.
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Tue Jan 17, 2012
Maria Sabio answered:
hi Lexi1331,

Just in case you haven't received the help you need, please call me at 954-336-5156. If you provide the address of the place you are looking to rent I will check to see if it is in foreclosure.

Additionally, when you use a real estate professional, we can advice you immediately if the foreclosure procedure has been initiated by the bank. However, without access to the owners credit report we would not be able to state definitively if the property is in jeopardy.

Thank you,
Maria Sabio
Chane Realty Inc
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Fri Jul 1, 2011
Alan D. Jones answered:
I would suggest to get pre-qualified, plus your credit must be reviewed. I am very close to your location. You may want to contact me and I will gladly answer any questions you may have.

Alan D. Jones
Universal Intl Realty
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Tue Jun 14, 2011
Adell Forbes answered:
You can also determine how many condos have been sold in a particular building, what they sold for, and for how much. Also; a huge factor is to know how long the units took to sell.

Researching the history of the building and checking various statistics before you put your home on the market can help you make informed decisions in regard to pricing, and although no one has a "crystal ball" to say how fast a unit will sell; verifying the above factors can give you a fair idea of what to expect.

If you would like complimentary info on the above I will be happy to provide it- 954-867-4798

All the Best
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Mon Jul 12, 2010
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Tue Jun 8, 2010
Hitesh asked:
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Sun Nov 8, 2009
Lisa Quinter answered:
Dear Ender:

Are you speaking about title insurance, mortgage insurance, homeowner's insurance, windstorm insurance???

Look forward to hearing from you,
Lisa M. Brodeur
LMB Realty Corp d/b/a Alliance Realty
(954) 868-1416
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Sun Sep 6, 2009
Debt Free Dave answered:
You need to do a lot of research.

This should help
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Thu May 21, 2009
Jose Castillo Lic REA answered:

No the property has not been foreclosed on.
currently it is lis pendens property and the law firm associated with the lender does not have it active yet as a foreclosure.

any further help please contact me

Jose Castillo
954-240-3940 or
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Sun Nov 18, 2007
Angie Romero answered:

When a property is listed by a Real Estate Agent they are professionals and by law they should be complying with your state and local laws and procedures. Part of the process to get to final contract is that the house needs not only to be checked through and have clear title, but it is also wise to have property inspections, an appraisal and other items that may come up. As an Agent, it is their “importance” that everything will run smoothly for all involved. This could eliminate much of the things that you would have to accomplish on your own if you are purchasing a FSBO.

Also, an Agent also helps when negotiating is involved. They can take your offer back and forth with the Seller and try to reason a good price for all. Now do note, that when you are buying, you can hire a Buyers Agent to assist you and negotiate for you.

Now, purchasing through a FSBO directly, just make sure that when you have found the home that you are interested in and have come to an arrangement with a purchase price, hire a good Real Estate Attorney to guide you and make sure that everything is as it should.

Foreclosures are a little different. Depending on the progress of the Foreclosure (if they are in pre-foreclosure or already bank owned) the steps are a little different that in the other cases. Plus each bank or lender has their own process that they require to be followed. At this moment, you can find very nice properties and investments. However, I recommend that first you find an Agent in your area that is specialized in Foreclosures and Short Sales and have them walk you through a “foreclosure process” in your state so that you may see the difference.

Good luck!
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Tue Aug 7, 2007
Martin answered:
For motivated sellers, the asking price of a property is typically that - 'an asking price'.

For unmotivated sellers, is it a line in the sand, often based on their interpretation of the media reports, what their neighbor 'said' that his/her home sold for, and more of a fishing effort. You will be able to quickly identify these sellers by their approach to negotiation.

When working with buyers, I always prepare a market absorption analysis for the past 6 months, and review the current inventory and those sold, when determining an offer. This approach is invaluable when positioning a lower offer to the seller, as the market absorption analysis facts introduce reality, allowing the seller to quickly grasp the situation.

Sell now, or try to be the one in X to sell next month.
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Parks Morgan answered:
Oakland Park shares the diversity found all over South Florida. Families with young children co-exist easily with the retired neighbors as well as with their neighbors who are young professionals. Everyone is welcome in Oakland Park! ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Parks Morgan answered:
Call me or email me to get a list of good lenders serving our area.
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